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Wellfleet Wide Noseband Hunter Bridle by SmartPak

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As riders and online shoppers, we know it can be tough to buy a new bridle or pair of boots without trying them on. That's why we moved the fitting room to your living room (or barn)! From breeches to blankets, if you or your horse can try it on, you can return it, free! Just use the pre-paid return label included in your order within 60 days from the purchase date. And of course, please make sure the item is in like-new condition with original packaging (we said 'fitting room', not 'war room'!).

Wellfleet Bridlework represents the combination of the finest vegetable tanned North American bridle leather available and expert craftsmanship.  Designed to alleviate pressure on the sensitive poll area, the innovative crown design allows the caveson strap to pass over the crown piece in an elegant discrete channel; only soft padding touches the horse’s poll. Extra fine stitching and supple rich leather finished with stainless steel hardware. Carefully crafted to our own specifications and available exclusively at SmartPak.

A homage to classic hunters who jumped both in and out of the ring with traditional elegance. The 1" noseband and ½” browband are raised and accented with fine fancy stitching. With the Wellfleet’s comfort crown engineering to alleviate poll pressure.

5/8” checks with hook stud ends. Hand beveled, rubbed and finished edges. Stainless steel hardware with roller buckle on caveson. Complete with 5/8" matching fancy stitched raised reins.
Size: Pony, Cob, Full, O/S
Color: Hazelnut

Wellfleet bridles are about to get even better. We're updating the line to have a true monocrown, so we're clearing out the original styles to make room for the new ones. Look for the exciting new bridles in late summer.

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    Wellfleet Wide Noseband Hunter Bridle by SmartPak is rated 4.6154 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice leather I was looking for a nice show bridle, and I decided to buy this bridle. It is very nice! Soft and supple right out of the plastic and honestly has better leather than a lot of more expensive bridles.
    Date published: 2014-02-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit! My horse is a big boy and I've had a tough time finding a browband wide enough for him. This bridle fits him great and leaves room to go either way. The wide noseband looks great on his larger sized head!
    Date published: 2014-01-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing bridle! I am lucky enough to live near the Smartpak retail store, and I bought this bridle on sale for less than $80. My plan was to use it as a schooling bridle, but the quality of it far surpasses the Red Barn bridle I was using as a show bridle, so I've switched! The leather is soft and supple before even oiling the bridle, and the leather accepts oil beautifully. I oiled mine to a dark chocolate color to match my saddle and it looks amazing. I am so thrilled with this purchase!
    Date published: 2013-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy this to show in! Wow. Bought this as possible show bridle thinking I would just return it if it didn't turn out to be the highest quality. Surpassed my expectations. Really nice bridle, very high quality, broke in quickly, and absolutely nice enough for the show ring at any show.Have relegated the old show bridle to a schooling bridle, have this as show bridle for gelding, Wellfleet Raised Fancy Stitch for the mare in the show ring, and the eventing bridle as the schooling bridle for the gelding. Smartpak Tack is great. If only they made a saddle.....
    Date published: 2012-08-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great alternative to the big name high-end bridles This bridle is well-designed, beautifully stitched and made from very nice (but not the best quality) leather. As other reviewers have said, it's a bit annoying that there is not a movable keeper to secure the long end of the noseband; I slipped a braiding elastic on to fix this problem. I like that it is padded at the crown and has two buckles on the side pieces of the caveson for ease in adjustment. I also like that it is NOT padded (and thus not bulky) elsewhere.
    Date published: 2012-06-04
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    Date published: 2012-04-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the color! Okay, I bought this bridle after buying the Newmarket (for about $100 more) for another horse a month earlier, so it's hard to not compare the two!The Wellfleet is a very pretty color unlike any I've been able to find (kind of washed-out and classic). It could use another keeper at the noseband (there are only 2), but the fit is good and it should be pretty durable for daily use. It is "rough" (not finished) on the inside of the noseband, and the whole bridle was pretty dry before a lot of oiling, which didn't darken it too much to lose that cool color. The holes on the cheeks of ours are unevenly spaced, which is no big deal. It is also a Monocrown, like the Newmarket bridle, which gives you another buckle on the off-side.
    Date published: 2012-04-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great fit, horse loves it! This is my first bridle purchase. It was for my daughter's first horse. The construction, padding and fit made the horse proud to be seen in the jumping arena sporting this bridle. Very happy with my purchase. It was just as described, shipped quickly and was a hit with my daughter.
    Date published: 2012-03-08
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